“When I Was Your Age…”: Teacher Traumarama

Have you ever been daydreaming in class and wondered what your teacher was like when they were in high school? Have you ever had an embarrassing high school experience you felt like nobody could relate to? High school is a time that can include many awkward scenarios ranging from first crushes to mortifying sport moments. We interviewed GDS faculty members to share their own funny experiences in high school that they will always remember. Here are their stories: Adrian Loving, Studio Arts Teacher Q: What high school did you go to? “I went to Fairmont Heights High School in Landover,

Sea of Pink: GDS Students Participate in Women’s March Following Inauguration

On Saturday, January 22, 2017 many GDS students participated in the Women’s March in downtown Washington, D.C. An estimated 500,000 people marched in D.C. alone to show solidarity among women from all backgrounds the day after President Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president. “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” -Women’s March mission statement Here are some photos of students at the march! The Augur Bit would like to hear

“Love Trumps Hate”: GDS students march downtown in protest of Trump

On November 10, 2016, shortly after President-Elect Donald Trump met with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., nearly 100 Georgetown Day School students marched from the White House to Trump International Hotel to the Capital building. Students chanted “Love Trumps Hate,” “This is what democracy looks like,” and “Immigration built this nation,” among other mantras.

What’s that Jacket, Margiela?

Maaike Laanstra-Corn and Ana Sosa-Ebert Georgetown Day School prides itself on being a creative and inventive school environment, so it’s no surprise that fashion is a go-to outlet for student individualism. Walking down the hallways at GDS, we always see outfits that catch our eye. From cutting edge, to bold prints, to monochromatic looks, there are many forms of style that GDS students make their own. We decided to use this column to give a voice to those students with distinct fashion perspectives. Simone Liu ‘18 Q: In a couple words how would you describe your style? A: My style

Not Just Another Pretty Fricassée: GDS’s “Foodstagrammers”

Lulu Feldman As you walk down the hallway at GDS, you may be passing famous DC foodstagrammers without even knowing it. Freshman William Goldberg’s Instagram food blog, @thetufftruffle, has 6,299 followers. Sophomore Hannah Plotnek’s @the_foodgram has 11,500 followers, while seniors Almira Akyatan, Jessie Granader, Michaela Karam and Hannah Smulson’s @dceatss has a whopping 29,400. To put this into perspective for those who do not use Instagram, my last picture of my grandmother and I got 118 likes, while @dceatss picture of a three-layer cake with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles got 3,410. Goldberg began @thetufftruffle about two years ago when

Taking to the Streets: FMG Rallies at the Supreme Court in Support of Abortion Rights

Isabel Boyer Georgetown Day School has a long history of social and political activism among the students and faculty. Last year, when a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act was brought before the Supreme Court, a crowd of middle-schoolers begged to be taken to a rally in front of the court’s chambers in support of marriage equality. In the 1990s, Lower School Principal Gloria Runyon led over a hundred GDS students to gather in front of the South African Embassy in a spirited protest against apartheid, an action for which she was actually arrested. This year, 30 students affiliated

Looking to the Future: GDS Moves Ahead with Retail Development

Noah Gottdenker GDS’s campus expansion plans have come with new ideas, opportunities and possibilities. While it has already been decided that the space currently occupied by Safeway will be the site of the new Lower and Middle School campus and the space currently occupied by the former Martens Volvo-Volkswagen dealership will become some form of retail, it has yet to be decided exactly what will fill the retail space. GDS intends to utilize the Martens space for an expansive retail-residential complex with six to seven floors of residential apartments and one or two floors of retail. Exactly what retail the

The End of an Era: Safeway Closes After 30 Years in Tenleytown

by: Zach Blank At the end of March, Safeway, Inc. announced that, 30 years after its opening, the grocery store’s Tenleytown location would be closing within a month. This news was met with astonishment from many–and quite a few tears. Safeway patrons cherished this “secret” store; from its never-ending stock of freshly-made meals to its department of sartorial excellence in the apparel of local sports teams, the chain supplied it all. For many of Safeway’s patrons, the news of the store’s closing was totally unexpected. Laura Singletary, a frequenter of the store, was “really disappointed” when she heard the store

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